El Parque Jaime Duque es icono de la #Sabana#Bogotana desde #1983, en el se encuentran monumentos históricos, artísticos, cuenta con su propio #zoológico, asi como diversión para todos los miembros de la #familia.//
Jaime Duque Park is an icon of theSavannah in Bogotá since 1983, in which you find historical, artistic #monuments, it has its own #zoo, as well as fun for all members of the #family.
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„La Grande Arche“ is a monument and building in the business district of La Défense. The Arche is in the approximate shape of a cube. It has a prestressed concrete frame covered with glass and carrara marble.
“It started when we were little kids
Free spirits, but already tormented by our own hands
Given to us by our parents
We got together and wrote on desks
And slept in laundry rooms near snowy mountains
And slipped through whatever cracks we could find
Minds altered, we didn't falter
In portraying hysterical and tragic characters in a smog filled universe
We loved the dirty city...”
As promised in our last post, we’re going to look at a different kind of illustration of the Earl’s Palace from our CANMORE archive - an online catalogue of Scotland’s #archaeology, buildings, industrial and maritime #heritage.
This engraving, dating from about 1850, is by Robert W. Billings – arguably the finest of all antiquarian illustrators. When we talk about an ‘antiquarian’, we mean those who engaged with our heritage before modern archaeology. Today’s archaeologists are highly trained #professionals & are rigorously scientific in their approach. What’s more, they adhere to strict codes of practice and are careful to minimise their impact on historic remains; we do this as we want to preserve, #conserve and promote our heritage for future generations.
By contrast, most #antiquarians were enthusiastic amateurs, who often drew on private wealth to study, dig and in some cases ‘restore’ buildings and archaeological sites. Working with incomplete #knowledge, they could and often did unwittingly damage historic structures and sensitive archaeological remains. •
However, more helpfully, they often produced illustrations like this one. Some were less skilled than others (and some were wildly inaccurate) but many provide valuable information about structures that have since collapsed, or details that have disappeared. •
Robert Billings was a draughtsman and architect by profession, and his training shows. His illustrations are scrupulously accurate, but also beautifully rendered. •
On this one we can see a doorway that later became a window, #turrets standing taller than they do today, and a lot of weed growth on the walls. Billings probably employed a bit of artistic licence to show his favourite #stonecarving details as rubble in the foreground.
Shame about that water splodge at the top. Or is it? We think it adds character.